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Shock jock Anthony Cumia charged with assaulting woman

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Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2015, 4:15 PM

Former radio DJ Anthony Cumia was charged with strangulation, assault, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment after he got into an altercation with his girlfriend.Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Former radio DJ Anthony Cumia was charged with strangulation, assault, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment after he got into an altercation with his girlfriend.

Anthony Cumia was charged Saturday in Long Island with strangulation, assault, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment, police said.

The former co-host of the “Opie and Anthony” radio show was released conditionally after his arraignment Sunday after getting into an altercation with his 26-year-old girlfriend, who has not been identified, at his Roslyn Heights home around 11 a.m., according to Newsday.

The woman accused Cumia, 54, of breaking her hand, and the bizarre incident was caught on Periscope.

Cumia and his co-host Gregg (Opie) Hughes were fired from a radio station in Boston in 1998 after joking about the mayor dying in a car accident, PIX 11 reported.

After Anthony Cumia from “Opie and Anthony” was arrested for domestic violence, a video following the alleged assault of his 26-year-old girlfriend was streamed on Periscope.Jude Miller via Youtube

After Anthony Cumia from “Opie and Anthony” was arrested for domestic violence, a video following the alleged assault of his 26-year-old girlfriend was streamed on Periscope.

The DJs aired their last show in 2002 after they broadcasted a live account of a couple allegedly having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Cumia was fired by SiriusXM in 2014 over a series of “racially-charged and hate-filled” tweets about an alleged off-air incident, posting that he was punched by a black woman while trying to take a photo in Times Square.

Since summer 2014, Cumia has been hosting “The Anthony Cumia Show.”


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